TAMPA, Fla., September 15, 2022 – HCA Florida Healthcare West Florida Division hospitals and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have teamed up to sponsor a Resources and Wellness series at hospitals along Florida’s west coast. The series includes timely topics to support diabetes prevention, education and healthy lifestyle choices as we work together to reduce the incidence of diabetes and help those living with diabetes thrive.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research shows that today 11% of the U.S. population has diabetes and another 38% of those 18 years and older have prediabetes,” said Ravi Chari, M.D., President and CEO, HCA Healthcare West Florida Division. “Our HCA Healthcare mission is the care and improvement of lives which aligns perfectly with the ADA’s mission to cure, prevent, and improve the lives of those with diabetes. Together, I am confident we can make a difference in the communities we are so privileged to serve.”
The series will include four educational offering topics with medical experts discussing Diabetes and Heart Health, Diabetes and Mental Health, Nutrition and Meal Planning and Gestational Diabetes. Participants can sign up for one or more of the programs and will have the opportunity to ask questions and bring a family member, friend, or support person with them. The Resource and Wellness series will also include education across multiple social platforms. Funding for the program is part of the HCA Healthcare West Florida Division’s celebration of joining the HCA Florida Healthcare brand with hospitals, freestanding emergency departments and physician practices across the state.
The Resource and Wellness series is free. For more information and reservations, visit classes and events at www.HCAFloridaHealthcare.com.
2022 & 2023 Diabetes and Heart Health
Friday, September 23 at HCA Florida Trinity Hospital from noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, November 17 at HCA Florida South Shore Hospital from noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 8 at HCA Florida Blake Hospital from noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1 at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital from 10 a.m. to noon
Diabetes and Mental Health
Thursday, September 29 at HCA Florida Largo Hospital from noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, October 20 at HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 at HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital from noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, December 14 at HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital from noon to 1 p.m.
2022 & 2023 Gestational Diabetes
Wednesday, November 9 at HCA Florida Brandon Hospital from noon to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 at HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital from noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19 at HCA Florida Citrus Hospital from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
2023 Nutrition and Meal Planning
Wednesday, January 18 at HCA Florida Pasadena Hospital from noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 15 at HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital from noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15 at HCA Florida Englewood Hospital from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
About HCA Florida Healthcare
HCA Florida Healthcare, a part of HCA Healthcare, is a family of more than 570 affiliated sites of care, including hospitals, physician practices and freestanding emergency rooms. United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes approximately 11,000 experienced doctors and 77,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 7.4 million patients each year. HCA Florida Healthcare is committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities it serves. The network provided nearly $836.6 million in uncompensated care and invested significantly in innovative technologies and facilities across Florida, including the new $360 million state-of-the-art, multi-specialty HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie, Fla. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Florida Healthcare is also a major supporter of university-based healthcare programs and residencies and fellowships throughout the Sunshine State. For more information, please visit HCAFloridaHealthcare.com.